Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill

All the latest news relevant to the Riverside, Avondale, Ortega and Murray Hill areas.

Duval County School renaming saga continues

Duval County School renaming saga continues

The heated debate continues over school names in Duval County, as the latest disagreement rages on about an answer to the burning question – will schools retain their names – or go the way of history. Perhaps there will be a change, a christening of a new school name, the outcome has yet to be […]

1200+ participants came out for the 43rd Annual Ortega River Run

1200+ participants came out for the 43rd Annual Ortega River Run

The 43rd Annual Ascension St. Vincent’s Ortega River Run, a GrandPrix sanctioned race hosted by 1st Place Sports, got off to a great start with 1,283 participants of all ages walking, pushing babies in strollers, jogging or running over the bridges and throughout the course in historic Ortega. The event to benefit St. Mark’s Episcopal […]

A Biblical Garden Grows in Jacksonville

A Biblical Garden Grows in Jacksonville

Congregation Ahavath Chesed announced the construction of a Biblical Garden in front of its sanctuary. Funding for the project is provided by the Dr. Larry & Kathy Kanter Jewish Preservation Fund and Temple Congregants. Reverend Dr. Ed Bez, of the Biblical Gardens Society – USA, is furnishing design and construction supervision.  On Wednesday, March 17 […]

JSA offers hope and inspiration to parents of children with autism

JSA offers hope and inspiration to parents of children with autism

April is World Autism Month with Autism Awareness Day designated as April 2. For the Jacksonville School for Autism (JSA), however, April 2 is one of many days in its ongoing mission to put “Autism in Action” each day. For the past 16 years, the school has served students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) ranging […]

Planned gifts sustain future ministry

Planned gifts sustain future ministry

Lent, which began on Feb. 17, 2021 and continues until Saturday, April 3, is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. It reminds Christians that Christ allowed himself to suffer the weight of the cross and death out of compassion for others, a powerful example of caring and compassion for all […]

Wells named new head football coach at Episcopal

Wells named new head football coach at Episcopal

Episcopal School alumnus Marcus Wells has been named his alma mater’s football program head coach and program director. Wells, a member of Episcopal’s class of 1990, has served on the ESJ football coaching staff for eight years, the last seven as associate head coach and defensive coordinator. Wells will take the place of former Jaguars […]

City to install valve to relieve flooding on Palmer Avenue

City to install valve to relieve flooding on Palmer Avenue

Palmer Avenue residents who have been plagued with sunny day flooding in their backyards received some good news in February. According to a memo from Jacksonville Public Works Operations Director William Joyce obtained by the Resident, a TideFlex valve to prevent backflow from a creek running behind the Ortega Park mall should be installed sometime […]

Hogans Creek restoration aided by grant funding

Hogans Creek restoration aided by grant funding

Groundwork Jacksonville has been awarded a $294,000 grant from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) earmarked for the preliminary (30%) design of the Hogans Creek restoration. The goal of the resiliency project is to reduce flooding, improve water quality, restore habitat, and provide access to recreation in and around the creek. According to Groundwork CEO […]